Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 at 9:10 am  |  8 responses

Derrick Williams Thinks He Should Have Been the Top Draft Pick

Derrick Williams, the second overall pick this year, is not short on confidence. At all. He tells Grantland that he should’ve gone first in the NBA Draft: “What’s the first thing that went through your mind when you heard David Stern call out ‘Minnesota’ and ‘Derrick Williams’ at the draft? ‘The first thing that came to mind is that I finally made it. All the hard work, to be drafted no. 2 overall in this draft is a great feeling. Regardless of what draft it was. A lot of people are saying it was a weak draft. At the end of the day, it’s the NBA draft. You can’t take anything away from it, and being drafted to Minnesota is a great spot. We have a great, young team; hopefully with myself and Ricky Rubio and Malcolm Lee, who got drafted in the second round this season, we all can really help and take this team to the next level.’ Do you think you should have been the no. 1 pick? ‘I thought I should’ve. I always have faith in myself. But you know, one or two, there’s not much of a difference right there. I’m happy with no. 2. I feel like Minnesota was a better spot for me anyways. Sometimes going one step lower can be a great thing, it could be a better fit, and I think for me it was.”

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  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Actually, Cleveland may have been the better fit for Derrick Williams. He’s got Beasley to fight for the starting SF spot in Minnesota.

  • http://www.slamonline.com zog

    no worries linup will look like this Rubio at pg wes johnson sg derrick williams sf b-easy pf k love center

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Derrick Williams only shot at a future in Minnesota is Michael Beasley’s character issues. – Because Beasley is still the better player with more potential.

  • slam-man

    Yeah, there’s no problem with Love at the 5 and Beasly at the 4. See life is simple we can just make it up as we go along. Let’s see if he can get ROY, then we’ll believe him. Oh, and let’s forget about the elephant in the room A-Randolph.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    “I always have faith in myself.” …. Hmm, strange…

    Anthony Randolf – “I life wasted”

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    “*A Life wasted”

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Kevin Love and Michael Beasley can play 5 and 4 if you want your team to be first in ppg allowed. If so, then yes, that’ll definitely work.

  • http://www.billy.com billy